Big crowd packed Millstone meeting; Residents question plant’s safety

Apr 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Top Story

Several members of a packed crowd sought assurance from executives giving a presentation about the Millstone Power Station Monday night that owner Dominion will put spent fuel from one shuttered reactor into safe dry storage on the site.

Skip Jordan, site vice president, and Dan Weekley, Dominion vice president of governmental affairs, spent an hour first discussing safety and a proposed tax on electric production at Millstone before fielding questions about the used fuel that sits in Unit 1, a boiling water reactor not unlike those at the badly damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi station in Japan.

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The owner of Millstone Power Station sought to reassure concerned residents Monday night that it is working to put potentially vulnerable spent fuel from one closed reactor into safe, dry storage on site.

A crowd of more than 150 people at Waterford Town Hall included an unidentified woman who said she wasn’t convinced by Millstone owner Dominion executives’ premise that the two operating Unit 2 and 3 reactors and the closed Unit 1 reactor could withstand a natural catastrophe like the earthquake and tsunami that wrecked still-troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors in Japan.

Read more here: The Day – Residents question safety at Millstone.

A bipartisan group of 18 state lawmakers and several southeastern Connecticut municipal and business leaders announced their combined opposition Wednesday to a proposed state tax on electricity generators that would specifically target the Millstone nuclear power station in Waterford.

Read more here: The Day – UPDATED: Connecticut lawmakers question electricity tax.

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